This machine is going to amaze you. You’ve probably heard us talk about it many times before, but in case you haven’t, here is the story of how we found the machine and how we use it …
We didn’t believe it when we heard about it …
One of our fabric reps, Carol, told us about the machine in May or June of 2016. She just knew we would love it because it was portable, light weight and had a wonderful buttonhole stitch. Well, you have to know we were hesitant because how could a machine that costs so little be so great?
Carol brought us a machine to try and borrow for a few days and Julie decided to challenge the machine with the ultimate machine applique and quilt making test … making a sample for one of our designs! And guess what? She loved it! We don’t know how they do it for the price, but this little machine stitches as though it cost thousands of dollars!
The buttonhole stitch is especially great …
You know that we are all about machine applique. That’s what we do. A perfect buttonhole stitch is imperative to everything from a small mug rug to a large quilt. Without a perfect stitch we can’t make a sample, design a pattern or launch new products.We also notice all the time when we travel and teach classes that most people don’t like machine applique because of the buttonhole stitch on their machine. Usually it is an issue with the way the machine stitches that causes people to turn out projects they are not pleased with.
This EverSewn Sparrow 25 truly has a wonderful buttonhole stitch. So wonderful that since July of 2016, every single mug rug, mini quilt, wall hanging, and shop sample has been stitched on this EverSewn Sparrow 25. Julie is holding the Sew Busy Bee Quilt in the picture above and it was stitched entirely on this machine. You’ve probably seen it in a lot of our machine applique video tutorials, too!
Julie uses these buttonhole stitch settings …
- Size 16 Needle
- 28 wt Aurifil Thread on Top Spool
- 50 wt Aurifil Thread in Bobbin
- Stitch: #55 under Patterns One Menu
- Stitch Length: 2
- Stitch Width: 2.5
You can have one, too … on sale!
Whether you are an avid machine appliquer or just getting started, this machine is perfect for you! You can use it full-time at home as your main machine or use it specially as your class/retreat machine. Either way, you will just love it! Plus, it is on sale on our website for only $369.99 until January 31st, 2017!
You can also pick up a 6-pc Accessory Quilting Foot Kit which has your Even Feed Attachment, Left and Right Quilting Guide, Snap-on 1/4″ Foot with Blade, Snap-on 1/4″ Patchwork Foot, Free Motion All Metal Foot with Large Opening and a Storage Box with Foam Fitting.
Or give one to a a newly interested quilter …
This is a great machine for kids, too. It is a machine they can grow with as they expand their skills from simple straight stitch sewing to machine applique to quilting their first mini quilt!
Learn more about the machine on our website …
We have a lot of technical details and videos of Julie sewing with the EverSewn Sparrow 25 machine. Click on over and check out what all the hype is about!
Julie Love and Brittany Love Bonda
Julie’s Machine Applique Tutorials:
These videos show Julie using the EverSewn Sparrow 25 to make a mug rug. Since July of 2016, all new machine applique patterns designed by Julie at Stitches of Love have been stitched using the EverSewn Sparrow 25. The quality more than rivals other more expensive, big brand name machines … you will love this machine!
One: What’s in a laser cut mug rug kit from Stitches of Love?
Two:How to use an applique placement guide with your laser cut mug rug kit.
Three:Buttonhole stitch basics for machine applique.
Four:How to sew a button on using your machine.
Five:How to put backing on your mug rug.
Six:How to square your mug rug.
Seven:How to prep binding for your mug rug.
Eight: Binding with mitered corners on your mug rug.